Tallis, Thomas: O sacrum convivium

O sacrum convivium

O sacrum convivium, in quo Christus sumitur,
recolitur memoria passionis eius:
mens impletur gratia, et futuræ gloriæ nobis pignus datur.

O sacred banquet, in which Christ is received,
the memory of his Passion is renewed:
the mind is filled with grace, and the promise of future glory is given to us.

Words: attrib. Thomas Aquinas
(Antiphon for Vespers on the Feast of Corpus Christi)
Music: Thomas Tallis (c. 1505–85)